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scrappydog

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I have a question for everyone. What is your favorite color for lighting the inside of a case?

Here's the deal. My girlfriend (bless her heart) just got me a navy blue Chieftec aluminum case with a great window on the side. I thought I'd try my first case mod and glow my office with a cold cathode light. I've never done it before so I'm up for color suggestions, and any other suggestions you'd like to make. If I had a choice, I'd love to replicate the instrument panel colors in my 2000 VW Jetta, which is a very cool blue/red color scheme. Anyway, thanks in advance for any observations, vendors, colors, whatever!
 

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if her case is blue then I would say go red...that would be a nice combo...blue case and blue cathodes I don;t think would look that good. You gotta switch it up. So my vote is with red:D




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scrappydog

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Captain Slug said:
UV or ReD! Always tasty and easy on the eyes.

Spec_Ops2087 & Captain Slug, thanks for the feedback! My girlfriend thought red would be the ticket too.

Any recommendations on the number of lights and/or placement?
 

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Edit: And now I've switched to bomberman...
 
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Captain Slug said:
Toe Jam & Earl
Best Sega Genesis game hands down.

I totally spaced out! Yeah, I had Toe Jam & Earl on the Sega Saturn. Awesome game. Funny too! Thanks for jogging my brain. I like the new avatar too -- I haven't played Bomberman in ages.
 

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Hmmm, I personally like blue. A chrome case + blue lighting looks real nice! Red CCFL's don't exactly look 100% red, it may look a bit pink.
 
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Yodums said:
Hmmm, I personally like blue. A chrome case + blue lighting looks real nice! Red CCFL's don't exactly look 100% red, it may look a bit pink.

Actually, the case is a royal/dark blue. A silver/blue combo would be very sweet... I sorta wished she got me a silver case, but I can't complain. Thanks for the feedback tho. Red works; pink doesn't.
 

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scrappydog said:


Actually, the case is a royal/dark blue. A silver/blue combo would be very sweet... I sorta wished she got me a silver case, but I can't complain. Thanks for the feedback tho. Red works; pink doesn't.

It's hard to show you the example since some cameras sort of change the lighting to a different color and all. A blue case is hard to work with in terms of lighting IMHO. However, red would probably be the best color for a blue case.
 
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Yodums said:


It's hard to show you the example since some cameras sort of change the lighting to a different color and all. A blue case is hard to work with in terms of lighting IMHO. However, red would probably be the best color for a blue case.

Is it the interior color that makes it difficult? The interior of the Chieftec aluminum cases are silver; it's only the outside that is blue.
 

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The deepness of the red depends on where you get it from. THe one I ordered form a friend was too bright and looked pink.

You'll need to poll some people to see which place sells RED and NOT pink.
 
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Captain Slug said:
The deepness of the red depends on where you get it from. THe one I ordered form a friend was too bright and looked pink.

You'll need to poll some people to see which place sells RED and NOT pink.

Coolio. Thx for the scoop.

Can anyone recommend a vendor of red cold cathodes? BTW, the best deal I've come across is at Best Byte -- $10.
 
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Coolio. Thx for the scoop. Can anyone recommend a vendor of red cold cathodes? BTW, the best deal I've come across is at Best Byte -- $10.

Okay, update to my last post. I got the red one from Best Byte. The guy was cool and told me one looked sorta pink, and the other one looked red. I got the red one for $9.99.

Thanks everyone for their comments. It is most appreciated! Maybe I'll post a shot when I get the time to disassemble my rig.